Leaving Tangier

Translator: Linder Coverdale Publisher: Arcadia Books Date of Publication: 2009 Language: French Author: Ben Jalloun, Tahar

 Young Moroccans gather regularly in a seafront cafe to gaze at the lights on the Spanish coast glimmering in the distance. Azel, the protagonist, is intent on leaving in one way or another. On the brink of despair he meets Miguel, a wealthy Spanish gallery owner who promises to take him to Barcelona if Azel will become his lover.